On June 6, 2003, Pakistan’s famous classical singer Ustad Zakir Ali Khan left this world forever. He belonged to the Sham Chorasi family, famous for its music and singing.
Ustad Zakir Ali Khan was born in 1945 in the famous town of Sham Chorasi in Jalandhar district. He was the younger brother of Ustad Nazakat Ali Khan, Salamat Ali Khan. Zakir Ali Khan used to sing along with his elder brother Akhtar Ali Khan. In 1958, when he was 13 years old, he performed for the first time on Radio Pakistan Multan. Later, he was invited to the All Pakistan Music Conference.
Ustad Zakir Ali Khan also gave performances abroad many times. Especially his performances at the All India Music Conference held in Calcutta in 1965 are called memorable. He was also given the title of Tiger of Bengal for performing at the conference. Zakir Ali Khan, a world-renowned musician and singer, also wrote a book, Nine Colors of Music, which is very popular.
Ustad Zakir Ali Khan is laid to rest in a Lahore cemetery.